Appeal for public views on enhancing the Speyside Way

Speyside Way
A COMMUNITY GROUP is seeking input from local people on how any grant approved by the Heritage Lottery Fund would best be used for improvements to the Speyside Way.

The Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership has already received first stage approval for grant funding – with the group keen to undertake works on the Speyside Way between its partnership communities.

Before they move to the next stage of the funding process, however, they wish to hear from the public on any pathways they believe are in great need of improvement.

Speaking on behalf of the partnership Marion McDonald said: “We have got through stage one of our funding application and we want to ensure that people are involved as we move forward.

“We need to get our application as complete as possible now so that we have the strongest possible chance of being awarded funding. The Speyside Way improvement plan is one of our larger and more complex ambitions.

“We would like to enhance the spur that leads to Tomintoul as it is not in the best condition and has great potential to be better. We wish to encourage people to make the detour between Tomintoul and Glenlivet when they walk the Speyside Way and so bring more visitors to the area.

“Ultimately, an aim of ours is to link the route with the bike trails at Glenlivet as well.”

Anyone who wishes to contribute ideas and views to the scheme is being invited to contact Marion on 07590 230161 or by email to marionmcdonald@cairngorms.co.uk.

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